• Wed, 13 Feb 2019 01:00
    Thai tour boat captains still not following basic seafaring rules
    Re: “Speedboat collides with oil tanker off Phuket”, Have Your Say, February 10.
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  • Tue, 25 Sep 2018 17:10
    Mechanic found dead on tour boat at Chalong Pier
    A mechanic, who had suffered severe head injuries, was found dead on a boat in Chalong on Monday night.
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  • Fri, 31 Aug 2018 20:25
    Phoenix fails to rise
    Attempts to recover the capsized Phoenix tour boat have failed again due to "uncontrollable circumstances".
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 24 Jul 2018 17:40
    Talkfest about ensuring better marine safety in Phuket
    A meeting was held on Tuesday morning at Chalong Pier, led by Navy chief of staff Admiral Pichet Tannaset, who said he was determined to follow through with measures that would ensure marine safety – better controlling tour boats in Phuket in order to prevent marine accidents.
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  • Fri, 20 Jul 2018 09:22
    Centara confident tourism in South will recover after Phuket boat tragedy
    The Phoenix tour boat tragedy has had a “minimal impact” on Centara Hotels & Resorts business in the South, despite over 7,700 hotel room cancellations reported to the Ministry of Tourism and Sports.
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  • Wed, 18 Jul 2018 01:00
    Phoenix stripped of pumps
    Phuket rescue centre launched; police probe ownership of stricken tour boat.
  • Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:58
    Last body of Phuket boat tragedy retrieved
    The last body from the Phuket tour boat tragedy was retrieved and taken to hospital on Sunday night.
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  • Fri, 13 Jul 2018 01:00
    The crisis of safety in Thai seas
    We were told after last week’s Phuket boat disaster that a “Marine department patrol boat has braved rough seas to bring 33 tourists stranded at Koh Racha Yai back to safety”. Indeed with winds of 35kph, and a swell of 2.4 metres, local tour boats should have kept ashore.
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  • Tue, 10 Jul 2018 01:00
    Tour boat firms’ assets to be seized
  • Mon, 09 Jul 2018 11:38
    Boat tragedy ‘unlikely to hamper tourism’
    The tour boat catastrophe in Phuket was unlikely to harm the Thai tourism industry, but the government must respond to it decisively, the chief economist at Siam Commercial Bank said on Monday.
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  • Sun, 08 Jul 2018 16:04
    Chalong Bay tour boats get nod for short-distance operations
    Tour boats were on Sunday allowed to operate from Phuket’s Chalong Bay to short-distance attractions as many people had booked their trips prior to the July 5 diving-yacht tragedy which has left 42 people dead while 14 were missing at press time on Sunday.
  • Fri, 06 Jul 2018 11:16
    PM sends condolences over Phuket catastrophe
    Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Friday extended his condolences to the families of tourists who drowned when a tour boat capsized in rough seas off Phuket the day before.
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  • Thu, 05 Jul 2018 20:27
    Two Phuket tour boats sink in storm
    Two tour boats sank off Phuket on Thursday evening, forcing about 130 tourists into the sea until fishermen and marine police came to their rescue.
  • Sun, 05 Nov 2017 16:51
    Tourist boat capsizes in Andaman Sea
    A tour boat carrying 16 Chinese tourists and several Thais sunk off Phang Nga Bay on Sunday morning, as a mechanical issue was being repaired and large waves capsized the vessel, said Ao Phang Nga National Park chief Sarayuth Tansathien.
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  • Sat, 11 Feb 2017 01:00
    More boats to boost canal tourism
    FOREIGN TOURISTS will be able to explore major attractions along the Saen Saep and Banglumpoo canals, using new tour boat services on the Bangkok waterways from April.
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